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  • India's ratings to depend on next governement economy, fiscal policies: S~~amp;amp;P 17-04-2014 02:29 PM

    Standard and Poor's may upgrade India's outlook if the government that is elected next month addresses some of the country's fiscal and economic challenges through steps such as passing a goods and services tax. "If in the future they implement policies that effectively addresses some of the credit weaknesses that...
  • Peeved with poor quality food, 11 women escape shelter house in Siwan 13-04-2014 04:57 PM

    Eleven women inmates have escaped from a shelter house in Bihar's Siwan district district, an officer said. Apparently peeved with poor quality of food served there, 11 of 19 females lodged there took to heels in the small hours, District Project Officer Rajkumar Yadav said. A case has been registered...
  • Nepal plane crash kills 18 in snow, rain and fog 18-02-2014 08:46 AM

    Kathmandu: Rescuers on Monday found the wreckage of a plane that slammed into a snow-covered mountain in Nepal and burst into flames, killing 18 people, including a child, authorities said. Moving slowly through thick snow, rescuers walked for 13 kilometers (8 miles) to the crash site. Air traffic control had...
  • Making laws for poor not enough, Cong failed to deliver: Modi 28-11-2013 10:14 PM

    Sikar/Ajmer: Taking on Congress over its claim of working for the poor, Narendra Modi on Thursday said just making laws was not enough and poverty and illiteracy in the country showed it had failed in its constitutional duties "destroying" the nation in its nearly six-decade rule. "If a gun licence...
  • Suffering in India doubled in recent years: Gallup poll 27-11-2013 07:00 AM

    Washington: Suffering in India has more than doubled in recent years with one in every four Indian reported to be bearing the brunt of the nations poor economic performance in recent years, the latest Gallup poll said. Increase in suffering in India has also resulted in increase in suffering in...
  • Voters of eight seats boycott polls over poor roads 25-11-2013 06:30 PM

    Unhappy over lack of good roads, voters across various polling stations in eight assembly constituencies of Madhya Pradesh on Monday boycotted voting. In several booths across Raisen, Umaria, Ratlam, Morena, Damoh, Rajgarh and Betul districts, voters boycotted polling, Additional Chief Electoral Officer, V L Kantha Rao told reporters in Bhopal....
  • Dow Jones average closes above 16,000 for the first time 22-11-2013 08:40 AM

    New York: The Dow Jones industrial average is closing above 16,000 for the first time as encouraging news on the job market pushes stocks higher. Applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level since September. The number of applications is close to where it was before the...
  • S&P says next government's agenda to determine rating 08-11-2013 09:52 AM

    Standard & Poor's said on Thursday it will review India's rating once a new government due to be elected next year lays out its policy agenda, reducing the prospect of a destabilising downgrade to below investment grade ahead of the polls. That could delay the next review until after May...
  • A schoolgirl turns CJ to highlight the poor condition of her MCD school 14-10-2013 11:56 AM

    A young school girl turns CJ to expose the pathetic state of her MCD run school. There is no water,no electricity and no proper seating arrangements for the students. This is a follow-up to her earlier report ...
  • Slowing economy may force Chidambaram to wield budget knife 03-10-2013 02:27 PM

    New Delhi: The finance minister may have to slice at least 200 billion rupees from government spending to prevent a budget blow-out, which could threaten to send the country's credit rating into "junk" status, two ministry officials said. P Chidambaram will make a final decision on whether to go ahead...
  • US: Stocks fall as government heads towards shutdown 01-10-2013 07:30 AM

    New York: Stocks fell on Monday as Wall Street worried that a budget fight in Washington could lead to an event far worse for the economy- a failure to raise the nation's borrowing limit. Investors pulled back from stocks as a budget standoff between Republicans and Democrats in Congress threatened...
  • CJ Show: Poor condition of govt. schools in Chhindwara MP 29-09-2013 05:31 PM

    Exposing the pathetic condition of schools across Chhindawada district in Madhya Pradesh, this CJ report shows how the lack of proper infrastructure and adequate teaching staff is putting the career of the children at stake. The situation is so bad that from filling water to cleaning school- the children do...
  • Rocky road ahead for India: Standard & Poor's 28-08-2013 02:54 PM

    New Delhi: Global rating agency Standard and Poor's on Wednesday cautioned that large deficit economies including India could face more economic problems in the near term. "The road may be rocky in the near term, particularly for the largest deficit countries - India and Indonesia - but we don't think...
  • US shipbuilder faces five more charges of enslaving Indian workers 14-08-2013 04:02 AM

    Five more lawsuits accusing a US shipbuilder of luring 500 Indian guest workers to the US with false promises and forcing them to work under barbaric conditions have been filed in two states. Three of the new lawsuits against Signal International, which has shipyards in Mississippi, Texas and Alabama, were...
  • Kerala is a model of development in India: Santosh Mehrotra 13-08-2013 05:37 PM

    According to the world bank almost 70 per cent of Indians live on about Rs 120 a day. Are we losing or winning the war against poverty? Santosh Mehrotra, Director General of Institute of Applied Manpower Research, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. I think we...
  • 'UP poor to give Rs.27 to Rahul Gandhi for meal' 28-07-2013 10:58 PM

    Mocking at the Planning Commission's poverty figures, people of Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand region would give Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Rs.27 instead of a 'chatni-roti' meal if he comes here, NGO workers and villagers said on Sunday. Gandhi visited Bundelkhand's Banda district in September 2009 and stayed overnight at the home...
  • Mayawati criticises Congress for 'disrespecting' poor 27-07-2013 03:42 PM

    Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday criticised the Congress for "complete disrespect" to poor people in the country, saying that recent comments of its leaders indicated they did not know what being poor meant. The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister told journalists that Congress leaders' comments that people...
  • Planning Commission data a conspiracy to deprive poor: BJP 24-07-2013 05:04 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday said that the Planning Commission data showing a fall in the number of people living below the poverty line was a "conspiracy" to deprive the poor of the benefits of government schemes and challenged Congress leaders to show how a person could survive on Rs...
  • U'khand: Had to rely on Army, IAF to move us, says NDRF 29-06-2013 09:57 PM

    Guptkashi: Poor roads and logistical bottlenecks hampered the movement of a NDRF battalion which had left from Punjab for search and rescue operation in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district. "When the Sikkim earthquake happened, we had left our base within hours of the first report of the disaster. But then, after landing...
  • Poorest of poor survives on Rs 17 a day in villages: Survey 20-06-2013 05:10 PM

    New Delhi: Poorest of poor in the country survive on barely Rs 17 per day in villages and Rs 23 a day in cities, as per the latest data released by the National Sample Survey Office on Thursday. According to the data, which relates to 2011-12 (July-June), five per cent...
  • Infrastructure of BSES responsible for power cuts: Dikshit 05-06-2013 03:56 AM

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday slammed two BSES discoms for long outages in the city and said the power cuts are taking place due to poor distribution infrastructure and not because of gap in demand and supply. "We have made available adequate power. There is no gap...
  • Kerala: Poor healthcare leading to infant deaths 24-05-2013 08:04 AM

    Attapadi: 22 infant deaths in four months due to poor nutrition and inadequate healthcare has left the tribal belt of Attapadi in Kerala devastated. The tribal belt of Attapadi in Kerala has never had it so bad. "I was only eight months pregnant. The delivery was unexpected and at night...
  • S&P affirms negative outlook on India 17-05-2013 04:12 PM

    Mumbai: Ratings agency Standard & Poor's affirmed India's sovereign rating at 'BBB-minus' with a 'negative' outlook, reiterating there was a one-in-three chances of a ratings downgrade over the next 12 months, a statement said on Friday. S&P said the government's ability to prop up investment growth remained uncertain. The ratings...
  • How Mumbai's 'Share My Dabba' plan gets food left over in tiffins to hungry street kids 11-05-2013 10:01 AM

    Enjoy your lunch? Now here's a chance to share that joy with someone less fortunate. The 'Share My Dabba' initiative aims to get food left over in dabbas to hungry street children, using just a tiny Share sticker and the extensive dabbawala network. The initiative is a joint effort between...
  • India accounts for one-third of the world's poor: World Bank 19-04-2013 12:15 PM

    Washington: India accounts for one-third of the world poor, people living on less than $1.25 (about Rs 65) per day, a World Bank report on poverty has said. The report said that 1.2 billion people still living in extreme poverty across the world. "The State of the Poor: Where are...
  • Congress is a party that betrays everyone, says Mulayam Singh Yadav 27-03-2013 09:05 PM

    Mulayam said, whenever elections are around the congress, they first waiver off loans but after coming to power they cheat the poor farmers. ...